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Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than being in a garage makes you a mechanic. One Indonesian student went to church often and even grew up in a Christian home, but his lifestyle outside of the church did not reflect Christ. By God’s grace, his story did not end there. His name is Dominggus, and he currently attends the Berita Hidup Seminary in Indonesia. Here is his testimony:
“My name is Dominggus Rangga Telingo. I was born in Sumba on June 5, 1994. I am the first child of 9 brothers, my family born as Christians from long time ago. Thanks to the Lord until now my family is still blessed. Until now I thank God because He still protects us, blesses us, and He gave my family a gift.
In my past before I knew Jesus and I didn’t obey the rules, I feel really far away from Him. Started from when I was in Elementary school until senior high school I live in the negative relation with others that didn’t recognize Christ. Every day I was smoking, drinking, fighting with my parent, and often I go to church. Although I was born as Christian but that’s just it, I didn’t really care about myself as Christian with Christ’s character.
Time by time pass there are many something that in my life, that made by Jesus. I recognized in fact fails happens in my life, but God is Love and made my heart open and brought me to know Jesus in March 16, 2012. I accepted Jesus in my life and changed myself, I belong to Jesus.
After I feel change, and graduated from Senior High School I want to continue my study in Malang, but due to condition economy of my family that was impossible, finally that plan has failed. But the Lord has another plan about myself. That God wants me to be his tools, on June 20, 2013 someone from Berita Hidup Seminary God used to give me information to get in college. In there I gave all myself to Jesus and I want to be God’s servant.
After doing the learning process in STT Berita Hidup, the plan of my future is I want to be God’s servant that ready to be used in everywhere that matches with my skills. God Bless You.”
On "This Week at AMG," we hear from Peter Lafakis and Ken Ivins as they share about Mission Adventures! They introduce a new initiative to start training team leaders so that others can lead short-term mission trips without an AMG staff member going with them. Watch the video to learn more about Mission Adventures and our first training session in September.
A mission trip does not always have to be overseas. Sometimes, a mission trip can take place across state lines or even across the street. From August 2-10, a team from New Hanover United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania came to the AMG Home Office in Chattanooga and served the Lord in many unique ways. From volunteering at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, the team was able to do so much in such a short time. Paige, one of the team members, summarized the day the team visited the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home:
“Today we woke up and had breakfast with everyone. Then we headed out to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. When we got there we got some information about the children home's past and all the amazing stuff they do. Then we talked to a woman who worked there and she told us stories about her experiences at the home with some of the kids. The children range from 4 to 18 years old. The Tennessee Baptist Children's Home is the only children's home in the area that accepts elementary age kids. The people that take care of the kids are inspiring people who have such a strong faith. The parents housing the kids are full time parents. They treat them as if they are their own. This is their full time job. Although it doesn't pay much they felt like this was there calling; they sacrifice a lot.
After that we went and did some yard work around the grounds for the majority of the day. When all the work was done we played some basketball with a couple of the kids who lived in the home. I talked to one of the kids. He was amazingly open and positive. He told me he loves watching soccer but likes to play ultimate frisbee. It was amazing to see how the people at the home give the children such a good safe Christian environment to grow up in.
When dinner was over we made our way to Lookout Mountain where we were able to watch the sunset over the mountains of Chattanooga. It was amazing because you could see where Georgia and Alabama are from where we were standing!
We are thankful for the lessons we learned today and are looking forward to seeing what is in store for us tomorrow!”
Our special guest for today's episode of "This Week at AMG" is Joya Shenefield, who was an AMG intern at the CosmoVision Center in Greece. In the video, she shares about her time of serving in Athens. She helped with several kids camps that took place at the center and was able to share the Gospel with the children! Watch the video below and click the link in the video to find out more about our short-term mission trips!
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV). A person is never too young to serve God, and 16 team members from the youth group of Signal Mountain Bible Church did not let their age keep them from following Christ. The team served in Haiti from July 1st to the 8th and met up with AMG Haiti’s National Director, Rodne Romeus. As soon as they arrived, the team began to minister to the youth from several of the local churches. Rodne writes,
“I met them at the airport and we went straight to Grand-Bassin, where everyone, children, young people and adults were already ready to welcome them to Haiti and especially to Grand-Bassin. The team had a nice program. They work with the youth of Colonie Church on July 2nd and 3rd. More than 60 young people were there to receive with joy what the missionaries had for them concerning teaching, testimonies and games. Some of the young missionaries brought some nice teachings and all the youth of Colonie Church were happy to attend such meetings. Several young people from both churches gave some interesting testimonies.
On July 4th, they went to Grande Savane Church and met with around 40 young people. The program was the same: presentation, testimonies and games. All the youth of Grande Savane Church were also very glad to take part in such a nice meeting. During the afternoons, the missionaries played and met with the children of Grand-Bassin at the Bethesda Medical Center or at the school. On Sunday afternoon, they had the privilege to meet the youth of Baptist Church of Grand-Bassin. On Monday, they had a special meeting with the youth of that church where they met with more than 80 young people.
The program was very good. At the end, the youth of Grand-Bassin presented some gifts to the missionaries in the name of the young people of the three churches: Colonie church, Grande Savane and the church of Grand-Bassin. It was a thank-you sign for sending funds that permit them to participate at the conference during the carnival time.
We pray God to give the youth the opportunity to come to Grand-Bassin every year. Thank you very much to everyone.”
On “This Week at AMG,” Tasos focuses on the Cosmovision Center in Greece. Our special guest in this episode is Fotis Romeos, AMG’s Eastern Europe Director. Fotis talks about a Polish kids camp that they organized where 60 children came to eat, have fun and hear the Gospel. He also shares about how God is doing great things and growing the church in Greece. Watch the video below to learn more!
A pastor named Jorge Ovando wrote a letter sharing how God is doing exciting things in Lujan, Argentina. In his letter, Pastor Jorge mentions that he has been recently emphasizing prayer and talks about how he has organized two prayer meetings that have never been done before with his church. He then shares about a summer camp for young people, followed by ways that you can specifically pray for the Christian school that his church sponsors. Pastor Jorge reports:
“Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ.
So much is happening, we just have to take some time to share so that you can pray wisely for us and the mission field of Argentina.
1st Historical Prayer Meetings
Last Saturday we had the first prayer meeting with all the places where people of our church are coming from. Every place was represented by a group and each of them brought a banner with the name of their place. 13 places were represented: we declared in prayers the blessing and for more people to be converted from these places. The next meeting will be 6 of September. We spoke, challenging the people to be actively moving forward to the harvest fields, even of the world.
One Saturday we made the first prayer meeting with all young people in the main park of the city where we were praying a lot for the city of Lujan.
Camp of Pre-Teen and Teen
The last weekend we had our camp for young people. 48 teens and 21 volunteers participated. The results were amazing, as most of the teens take a new commitment with God. Some of them decided to continue studying at the University. Praise the Lord for the fruits and the children.
Some Needs of the School
1. Please pray for wisdom to guide the program in order that all children and their parents come to know Jesus.
2. For resources to change the computers, they are very old and most of them are broken.
3. For resources to remodel the Kitchen in order to give a best service to the children and to cook healthy food.
We appreciate the time you invest in our lives and ministry, as you read our prayer letters and pray for us. God bless you richly!”
-Pastor Ovando and Caty
Missionary Theodore Kalogeropoulos is featured on this episode of “This Week at AMG.” Theodore and his wife Marina live in Athens and serve with AMG Greece in media ministry and youth ministry. In the video, Theodore shares about a new and upcoming project called the “Extreme Sports Center.” Theodore also talks about how the purpose of the center is to draw in people who need to hear the Gospel. Watch the video to learn more!
A team from Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia recently went to Haiti on a medical mission trip. This team used some of the rooms of the Bethesda School of Camp Coq childcare center to run a clinic to meet the needs of the people in the community. Here is a report from one of the team members:
“We have just completed a remarkable mission trip to Camp Coq in the North Eastern part of Haiti. Camp Coq is a small, valley village nestled between mountains and located about 5 miles from Limbe, the closest major city. Our clinic was a make-shift clinic which was set up in several rooms of an elementary school; established by Pastor Rodne Romeus. Pastor Rodne is a very humble man who is incredibly dedicated to meeting tall the needs of his 700 plus students at Camp Coq.
Our medical team included a pediatrician, a family practice doctor, a social worker, a nurse practitioner student, a psycho-therapist, a respiratory therapist, and four nurses. In addition, the medical team was assisted by non-medical persons who coordinated movement of personnel patients. This extraordinary team worked tirelessly over a 3-day clinic to treat over 400 patients. Camp Coq lacks affordable medical care for the students and families in the area, and because of this many medical needs often go unmet. Easily treatable conditions like bladder infections and asthma go untreated and 3-4 of the students died each year because of unmet needs. Although our primary purpose was to meet their medical and psychological needs, we also placed an emphasis on finding out where they were spiritually, and allowing God to use us to meet those needs as well.
We are committed to do our part to help this small village in Haiti by building a clinic which will be staffed 24 hours per day by local medical professionals. We would like to solicit your prayers and your help to fund the clinic.”
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
One of AMG's first ministries was to meet needs in war-torn Greece in the 1940s.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
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List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
YES. We ask that you send money and NOT physical gifts that must be shipped or mailed. The cost is extremely high. A simple coloring book and crayons could cost AMG and the field $50 or more after shipping, duty and special fees. Also, these shipments are not typically delivered to the center thus costing the center time and much gas money. By sending a financial gift you help the local economy and this also allows the Child Center leadership to speak to the child and or family to see what the most pressing need or desire of your child might be. You may also suggest what you might like to have purchased. They will then make the purchase and give this to the child.
We recommend a minimum of $10 but a good average is $25 to $50 by most sponsors. You may go up to $100 if you so desire. We request that you do not exceed the $100 amount on any single special occasion. If you have a unique situation you may contact the sponsorship department at 1-800-251-7206 and a staff member will discuss this with you.
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206 and ask for Anna.
Listed below are the most common questions that we receive concerning national worker sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206.
National worker sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your national worker. It costs $50 dollars a month, or $600 a year to sponsor a national worker. But equally important is the prayer support that your national worker receives from you. This unique partnership is an important part of a national worker's ministry.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your national worker. The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship as you come alongside your national worker to encourage them in their ministry. Your national worker partner will send personal letters and ministry updates to you at least twice a year.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the national worker will go 100% to them. Other gifts that are designated for family birthdays, specific ministry projects or personal needs are welcome as well.
Your support is intended to supplement the income and ministry needs of your sponsored national worker. For some national workers, sponsorship funds enable them to acquire basic necessities like food staples and clothing or to pay their children's school fees. Other national workers may be amply provided for personally, but welcome the sponsorship assistance to print materials, equip facilities, hold special ministry events, or purchase supplies. In either case, your support is a significant contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
Not necessarily. Many factors help define a meaningful support level for each national worker, including the cost of living for the country in which they serve; therefore some national workers are assigned more sponsorships than others. We work closely with our field directors to assess the needs of each national worker.
We welcome regular sponsorship as well as one-time ministry gifts for all of the national workers who partner with AMG. Each and every gift is a valuable contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, please notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your national worker.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a national worker is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide support to national workers until their ministry reaches a self-sustaining point or the national worker has completed their term of service. Many of our sponsors have enjoyed lengthy, fruitful relationships with the same national worker; others have had the opportunity to assist multiple successors.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to places where sponsored national workers are serving. When we go to the country where your national worker partner serves, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and minister alongside the national worker you have chosen to sponsor in a whole new way.
Currently AMG partners with national workers in 26 countries. You can click here to view the majority of national workers that are available for sponsorship. However, for security reasons, not all of our national workers are individually represented on the site. If you do not see a particular country or ministry represented in which you are interested, please feel free to contact us at 800.251.7206 for further information.
If you are ready to sponsor a national worker now, please write, call, or click here to select a particular national worker. Or, if you would like us to assign you the national worker in greatest need, simply contact us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $50, we will send you the photograph, biographical information, and ministry testimony of your national worker. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 800.251.7206 and ask for Meredith.
There are no age requirements for MA team members. All applicants are subject to approval by the MA Team Leader. Minors (under 18 years old) who apply to participate must have a guardian that is at least 21 years old who will also be a participant on the trip. The type of ministry of certain trips on the field may preclude a minor's participation on the trip. Families are encouraged to participate on MA Teams.
Yes. Appropriate training is provided covering areas of cultural training, support development, spiritual preparation, etc.
Immunizations vary from field to field. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recommendations for all fields. The basic immunizations recommended are Tetanus and Hepatitis A. However, some fields require additional immunizations and medications.
AMG will provide assistance in writing support letters and developing a Biblical understanding of support raising.
The trip cost covers all related travel and in-country expenses (i.e. air transportation, housing, food, insurance, in-country travel, etc.) You would be responsible for transportation to and from the originating airport, meals in the airport, and any personal items you would purchase on the field (i.e. snacks, souvenirs, etc.).
Typically a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration for the trip. One half of the balance of the trip is due 60 days prior to departure and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure. All documents should be submitted 90 days prior to departure.
Yes. Each Mission Adventure has its own designated page where you can give to support a team. To find a specific Mission Adventure page, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and give to that trip by clicking "Support This Trip!"
If a trip is organized for a specific church, school, or other group, it is typically not "open" for registrations outside that group. These designations are reflected on the trip schedule. However, if you have a particular interest in joining one of these teams, you can contact us as some teams are open to additional team members.
First-time trip registrations begin with an Online Missions Profile. Log in or create a new account, then click "Account" to access your Online Missions Profile under the "Mission Adventures" heading. Once the six sections of your profile are completed, find the trip of your choice on the Mission Adventure Trip Schedule and register for the trip. AMG will then approve your registration, and you will receive an email explaining how to upload the documents needed for the trip. You will be able to pay more toward your trip from the same page where you upload documents. Upon uploading all documents and paying the rest of your trip balance, the registration process will be complete.
An Online Missions Profile (OMP) serves as your application for a trip and contains personal information such as contact information, your personal testimony, passport information, etc. You only have to complete an OMP once; after that the OMP can be updated at any time. With second and subsequent trip registrations, you can simply check to make sure all of your information is current.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and where to upload your documents. Download the documents needed by clicking the blue text, complete the documents, scan them to your computer, then use the "Submit Now" buttons to upload your documents.
You can still begin the registration process for a Mission Adventure, even if have applied for but have not yet received your passport. On your Online Missions Profile under "Update Your Primary Information," check "I Have Applied for My Passport and Have Not Received It Back." When you do receive your passport, you will need to go back and update your Online Missions Profile with your passport information. If you are considering going on a Mission Adventure and do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport well in advance of the registration deadline of your chosen trip. Also, if your passport expires within the next 6 months, you will need to renew your passport before registering for a trip.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and the button to pay more toward your trip.
To share a trip on Social Media, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and use the Social Media icons on the trip page to share the trip with your friends and family.
During the process of registration, you will be asked to choose between the options of paying for your deposit or of notifying AMG that your church/school/group is paying for your deposit. Type the name of your church/school/group in the text box when completing the next step of registration.
Log in on the website and then click "Account". Under Mission Adventures, click "View Trip Reports." This will allow you to see applicant information including Registration Status and which documents team members have submitted to AMG.
Most likely, you are typing in the wrong password. To reset your password, click "I Forgot My Password" on the login screen. Type in your email and then click "Reset Password." You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. It is also possible that you are attempting to log in with an email address other than the one that was used to create the account. If you do not remember the email address associated with the website account, please give us a call at 800.251.7206.
The pencil icons beside each section indicate whether a section has been completed or not. If there is a + sign beside a section, that section is not complete and needs more information. When you attempt to save that particular section, anything that needs to be corrected will be highlighted in red.
If you see that your trip registration has been declined, this can mean that your Online Mission Profile is lacking important information or contains obvious errors OR that you have registered for a trip for which you do not qualify. You will receive a follow-up email that will give you further instructions or explain why your registration has been denied.
Once you receive the approval email notification, log in to the website and click "Account." Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." This page contains the next steps in the registration process, which are to upload your documents and pay the remaining balance for your trip.
If you are not able to upload your documents, the second option is to mail the documents to our Home Office in Chattanooga, TN. Send your document copies to AMG International, ATTN: Mission Adventures, P.O. Box 182200, Chattanooga, TN 37422.
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